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Friday, 27 November 2020

Nigerian Lawmaker, Victor Mela Bags Jail Term For Lying Under Oath


A Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse, Zone 6, FCT, has sentenced a member of the House Representatives, Victor Mela, to one month imprisonment.


The Magistrate Court gave the judgement on Friday, November 27.


Mela of Billiri/Balanga Federal Constituency was given an option of fine.


On November 10, he was found guilty of lying under oath in his CD001 INEC form submitted ahead of the 2019 general.


The court found that the lawmaker lied about his citizenship. It was discovered that Mela has a British passport.

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